Lauren Murphy is a professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the women's flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is a former Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion and has also competed for promotions such as Legacy Fighting Alliance. As of 17th January 2023, she is ranked #4 in the UFC Women's Flyweight division.
Lauren Murphy will face Jéssica Andrade in a flyweight bout on the UFC 283 card, which is scheduled to take place on January 21st, 2023.
Lauren Murphy was born on December 8, 1983, in Anchorage, Alaska. She went to nursing school, but she dropped out to focus on mixed martial arts. Murphy began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 23 and later transitioned to MMA. She made her professional debut in 2010, competing primarily in regional promotions in the United States. In 2013, she signed with Invicta FC and won the bantamweight title in her second fight with the promotion.
Murphy made her first appearance in Invicta FC as a substitute fighter against Kaitlin Young on April 5, 2013 at Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson. She emerged victorious by winning the unanimous decision.
She won the bantamweight title in her third fight with the promotion, defeating Miriam Nakamoto via unanimous decision.
Murphy made her UFC debut in 2015, losing her first fight against Sara McMann via unanimous decision.
She has compiled a record of 8-5 in the UFC, with notable wins over Andrea Lee, Meisha Tate, Roxanne Modafferi, and Liliya Shakirova.
Lauren Murphy faced off against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 266 for the UFC Women's Flyweight Title. Murphy was defeated via a TKO by Shevchenko.
Lauren Murphy’s last outing was against Meisha Tate at UFC on ABC: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on July 16, 2022. Murphy was judged the victor via unanimous decision.
The fight between Lauren Murphy and Andrea Lee was a closely contested battle that took place at UFC 247 on February 8, 2020. The fight went the distance and ended in a split-decision victory for Lauren Murphy.
The fight between Lauren Murphy and Roxanne Modafferi took place on June 20, 2020, at UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov.
Murphy won the fight via unanimous decision.
Lauren Murphy squared off against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 266 for the UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship, which took place on September 25, 2021. The first three rounds saw a slow pace, but the action picked up in Round 4. Shevchenko put pressure on Murphy and hit her with a left hook, causing her to stumble.
Shevchenko then unleashed a barrage of strikes that sent Murphy reeling against the cage. Shevchenko quickly took her down and kept up a relentless assault with ground and pound until the referee was forced to end the fight.
Shevchenko was declared the winner via TKO at 4:00 minutes into the 4th round.
Lauren Murphy has lost to Sara McMann, Katlyn Chookagian, Sijara Eubanks, Liz Carmouche, and Valentina Shevchenko in the UFC.
As of January 2023, Lauren Murphy is ranked #4 in the UFC women's flyweight division.
Lauren Murphy is scheduled to face Jéssica Andrade at UFC 283 on January 21st, 2023.
Last Updated On 18th January 2023